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365 days of SL, day 338

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Feb. 16th, 2013 | 01:08 am

365 days of SL, day 338:


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Another day, another plane spotted on the map... this one turned out to live in a skybox in Helsing. It was just the body without undercarriage, strangely (how would it support itself like that, even if just put up as a display item?), but perhaps this was done due to prim budget constraints.

Dubbed a "1912 Spring Racer" and built by AM Radio (heh), I'm not sure what sort of plane it represented, although I was told it may have been a Blackburn Type D. Definitely an interesting old plane, isn't it?

Oh, and BTW — you know what the primary function of a plane's propeller is? Keeping the pilot cool! Don't believe me? Well, just watch him sweat when it stops turning. :P

Location: Helsing (34, 117, 287) (Lesbian flying gardens)

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Whiffert the Cat

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from: whiffert
date: Feb. 16th, 2013 07:38 am (UTC)
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I happen to own BlackBurn Aircraft since 1909 by A.J.Jackson. Looking up the early aircraft, I find the Type E, but no picture of the Type D. That does not look like the type D, but id does look a bit like the Blackburn Singe Seat Monoplane of late 1912. It crashed in 1914 and was rebuilt in the 50's.

According to the book, the Type D was built in 1913.

The Type I had that cowl, but behind the seat it was flat.

I think the Bristol used that style of cowl as well.

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Feb. 16th, 2013 10:26 am (UTC)
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Ah, interesting, thanks! Wikipedia has pictures of the type D (but not the Type E — go figure); it doesn't look exactly like this one, but sometimes that's due to inexact reproductions on the part of the SL builders as well.

It's something I can't say anything about myself, in any case. :) I'm not familiar with most aircraft, especially not early ones.

Edited at 2013-02-16 10:27 am (UTC)

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Whiffert the Cat

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from: whiffert
date: Feb. 16th, 2013 07:40 am (UTC)
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D'oh. The Single Seat Monoplane "was" the type D.

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Feb. 16th, 2013 10:27 am (UTC)
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Yup! :) Still not quite clear whether it was supposed to be that one, but there's a similarity at least, isn't there?

Edited at 2013-02-16 10:28 am (UTC)

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